DENVER (CBS4) – Spring and summer in Colorado mean plenty of long sunny days that are perfect for being outside.

But the warm season also brings several weather hazards including tornadoes, flash floods, damaging hail, deadly lightning and severe wind.

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The week of April 12-18, 2015, is Colorado Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a time to review important information and safety tips to make sure you and your family are weather ready.

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Over the next few days on CBS4 we’ll take a deeper look during our morning and evening newscasts at some important severe weather topics, including the following…

Monday 4/13 – Watches and Warnings
Tuesday 4/14 – Tornadoes and Tornado Safety
Wednesday 4/15 – Flood and Flash Flood Safety
Thursday 4/16 – Wind and Hail
Friday 4/17 – Lightning and Lightning Safety

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(credit: CBS)

To help you and your family have important severe weather information at your finger tips, Colorado’s Weather Center has created a free Severe Weather Guide to hang on your refrigerator at home and in your cubicle or break room at work.

This two page guide will help you to know your county and be storm ready.

It can be downloaded by clicking here.

Join us all week long to learn more about Colorado’s dynamic spring and summer weather.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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